I graduated with honors from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. In law school, I participated in a full-time, trial advocacy program at the San Diego County District Attorney’s office, and was on the school’s law review. After law school I became a civil trial lawyer. I handled personal injury cases since I became an attorney in 1994. I started my career working for insurance companies and large corporations defending personal injury and business tort litigation. In 1999, I opened my own firm. Although I work on cases mostly in the Sacramento area, I am a member of the California State Bar, all Federal Court Districts within the State of California, and I handle cases throughout California in state and federal court.
The cases I have handled in the past that I am the most proud of are the ones which have resulted in change for the public good, such as employment cases where the defendant has changed policy to the benefit of the employees, and injury cases where the defendant adopts a new safety policy as a result of my client’s case.
I am a member of the Sacramento Bar Association, the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California (State Trial Lawyers Association). I have served on my church parish’s pastoral council, my kids’ schools Advisory Commission, and I am currently a member of the school facility subcommittee on safety. I like to support youth programs. I coached a competitive girls’ soccer team for several years, and I am a certified soccer and futsal referee. My brother and I founded the Elk Grove Futsal Club, a non-profit indoor youth soccer league, which has provided an indoor-style youth soccer program to children in the Sacramento area on a non-profit basis during the winter season since 2006.